City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

BOR Report
BR18-3

2018 Board Member Training

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Report Body

CONCLUSION

 

The training of Board of Revision members is important for ensuring the proper conduct of the Board’s business.  The Board should determine if there is any other training that should be provided to assist members in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.

 

BACKGROUND

 

City Council, at its meeting of December 18, 2017 appointed the following five members to the Board of Revision:

 

· Ms. Debralee Glaser January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 · Mr. Terrance Chinn January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 · Ms. Pamela Snider January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 · Ms. Joanne Moser  January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 · Ms. Stella Dechaine January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020

The purpose of this report is to facilitate a Board decision on the training that should be provided for members in 2018.

 

DISCUSSION

 

All Board members have a member manual, which includes various documents, legal opinions, court decisions and other information to assist in answering questions that may arise when conducting Board business.

 

The Board Chairperson and the Panel Chairs are available to other members to consult on matters related to hearing appeals and writing decisions.  For 2018, it is proposed that the Board Chairperson consider attending one or two sessions of the other panels to facilitate discussions among Board members on how the Board operates and opportunities for improvement.

 

There is no specific training available for Board members on how assessment is done in Regina.  The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency manuals are available to members for review and information is provided on the legislative framework for the operation of the Board of Revision.  Much of the knowledge required by members on assessment comes from on the job experience in hearing appeals and writing decisions.  The assistance and support of experienced Board members in coaching new Board members on their duties and responsibilities is also an important part of the orientation for new members.

 

The Board should determine if there are any other forms of training that should be provided in 2018 to assist members in carrying out their duties and responsibilities as members of the Board of Revision.

 

RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

The 2018 budget for the Board includes an allowance for training members.

 

Environmental Implications

 

None for this report.

 

Strategic Implications

 

None for this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None for this report.

 

Other Implications

 

None for this report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

None for this report.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

The Board has authority for the disposition of this report.

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

Jim Nicol, Secretary

Board of Revision